The Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) is a leading centre for cutting-edge research with neutrons and positrons. It represents the cooperation between the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the three research centres of the Helmholtz Association, the Forschungszentrum Jülich , Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin .
The MLZ exploits the scientific use of the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz in Garching, Germany. The MLZ and ten different scientific organisations operate 30 instruments for specific applications. Roughly 1000 scientists per year perform their experiments at the MLZ.